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before the storm

before the storm

Pitigliano, Tuscany

looks peaceful enough at this moment...but it was a classic case of the calm before the storm...minutes later rain arrived in a torrential downpour...people were stranded inside the restaurant by the intensity of the rainfall...others were trapped by the bar, where it was easier to make the best of the situation with a warming brandy...or so I'm told

Nikon D90
Nikkor 18-200mm - 2s f/11.0 at 27.0mm iso200 full exif

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Steve Morris16-Jun-2010 16:01
Lovely tranquil night vista David. A beer in that bar would be great - storm or no storm!BV
Ali Majdfar16-Jun-2010 07:36
Fantastic night capture! ~V
peterjay4515-Jun-2010 16:33
Another wonderful night scene. V.
Guest 15-Jun-2010 08:57
Moody scene! Love it
Paco López15-Jun-2010 05:37
Excellent! V!
Walter O. Koenig15-Jun-2010 03:33
Wonderful ambiance in this night scene. Very nice work with the exposure. "V"
Mairéad14-Jun-2010 21:37
An enticing night view of this quiet street- lovely golden light. V
bill friedlander14-Jun-2010 21:19
Good thing there are posts out in front in case the cars couldn't see where they were going in the down pour. I guess you were pretty unlucky with the weather, but you got a very fine shot here anyways. V
Peter Sussex14-Jun-2010 20:51
So you say restaurant owners cause regular downpours to raise their income:) Fantastic atmosphere of the silence before storm. Fine work David!
Patricia Kay14-Jun-2010 20:21
A beautiful night scene David...shame about the toreential rain though...BV
Colin Storey14-Jun-2010 19:52
Wonderful night scene, it does look very peacful. v
zyziza14-Jun-2010 19:15
Yes, wonderful mood!
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an nguyen14-Jun-2010 19:09
What a wonderful mood .
What a beautiful night . If you don't tell us about the storm, I would say, stay out and enjoy the night .
H2M14-Jun-2010 18:35
Very still atmosphere before the Deluge. V!!
Jim Coffman14-Jun-2010 15:01
Absolutely superb,David!! V
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